College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Stacy Kolegraff, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper outlines the trade-specific building activities that will take place at Cal Poly’s Summer Construction Bootcamp in Summer, 2022. The four construction trades that will be highlighted at the camp are concrete, carpentry, sheet metal, and plumbing. During each day, campers will build a small project that aligns with each highlighted construction trade. During the concrete day, campers will create stepping stones and perform a cylinder break test; during carpentry, campers will compete in a wall framing exercise; for sheet metal, campers will construct sheet metal roses; and for plumbing, they will make copper pipe “CPs.” This paper describes in detail each activity’s description, steps, materials needed, tools needed, potential sponsors, costs, duration, learning objectives, and mock-ups. These activities are designed to provide campers with a fun hands-on opportunity to learn about the basics of the construction industry. All activities and associated logistics are based on a total of 40 people, 24 campers and 16 volunteers. The goal of this camp is to create a safe, fun, and collaborative environment for young adults to be exposed to construction-related opportunities and increase interest in the skilled trades.

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